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Get Winter Preparedness Tips to Protect Your Business, Employees and Customers from Cold Weather Risks

Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2012
Advisory Number: 
MA12-27-S.FL
Contact: 
Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

 

Business Continuity Strategies offered at Free SBA/Agility Webinar

 

WASHINGTON – The arrival of wintry weather brings with it many seasonal threats that can result in business interruption, from a flu outbreak that decimates your staff to flooding caused by frozen pipes that explode to an ice storm that knocks out your power. 

The pending arrival of these threats makes this a good time to make a plan that will keep your business operating, regardless of what the severe weather brings. Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, Nov. 13, for practical tips to mitigate winter weather risks.

 

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit http://www.preparemybusiness.org/ to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips. 

 

“South Florida businesses can  be affected by cold temperatures, frost, and secondary effects of winter storms elsewhere in the nation,” said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero.  “I encourage South Florida business leaders to participate in this SBA webinar to be more prepared for the unexpected this winter.”

 

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

 

WHAT:          “Winter Weather Preparedness”- A presentation followed by a question and answer session.

 

WHEN:          Tuesday, November 13, 2012 -- 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST

 

HOW:             Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/844932816.

 

 

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